King’s Lynn Festival organisers are expecting ticket sales to get off to a flying start when the box office opens on Monday.

A queue formed outside the Corn Exchange when priority booking started last week and there has been an enthusiastic response to this year’s summer programme.

Concert-goers snapped up tickets to see the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), pianist John Lill, Clare Teal with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Fairey Brass Band, the Orchestra of St John’s, guitarist Craig Ogden with The London Tango Quintet and cabaret duo, Kit and McConnel.

“We have already received a lot of positive comments about the great breadth of interest in the programme and anticipate that enthusiasm will be translated into a busy box office,” said festival chairman, Alison Croose.

“For many the highlight of the festival is to hear and see a major orchestra. As well as the RPO this year there will also be the Orchestra of St John’s and English Concert to enjoy.

“Lots of people tell us how much they look forward to hearing a brass band and this year, for the first time, we feature the prize-winning Fairey Band.

“John Lill has built up a following at Lynn and we look forward to his return, and we will also welcome back guitarist Craig Ogden and jazz singer Clare Teal who have both given sell-out festival concerts at Lynn in recent years.”

The festival runs from July 13 to 26 and includes exhibitions and film screenings as well as concerts. The brochure is available online.

To book tickets, call the box office on 01553-764864, visit www.kingslynnnfestival.org.uk or call the festival office on 01553 767557.